The UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial will be hosted by the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, in London from 7-8 September. It will be co-hosted with Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Rwanda, the United States, and Uruguay.
The Ministerial is a follow-up to the World Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping held in September 2015 that saw 54 countries make pledges towards peacekeeping. Since then, 20 new countries have joined and pledged additional contributions.
This meeting will bring together Defence Ministers from more than 60 Member States and is expected to build upon international contributions and support at a time when UN Peacekeeping continues to face critical challenges in Mali and South Sudan, amongst others. Other than accelerating global efforts, the meeting will also discuss core peacekeeping issues such as women in peacekeeping, reform, accountability, training, and deployment.
To see a list of Country Pledges committed at the World Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping 2015, please click here
To watch a live webcast of the event, please click here